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SIAM Conference on
June 5-8, 2018
Bologna - Italy

Preliminary Announcement

The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) and the Bologna Committee for IS Conference 2018 (BCIS18) are organizing the biennial SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, one of the flagship events in imaging science and mathematical aspects of imaging. The meeting will highlight the community latest achievements in research, education and software in academia and industry.

The SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, in Europe for the first time, brings together scientists and engineers with an interest in the mathematical and computational aspects of imaging.

The interdisciplinary field of imaging science is experiencing tremendous growth. New devices capable of imaging objects and structures from nanoscale to the astronomical scale are continuously being developed and improved, and as result, the reach of science and medicine has been extended in exciting and unexpected ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition, compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the other facets of imaging, such as biomedical and engineering aspects, for example, will also play an important role.

The SIAG/IS awards the SIAG/IS Best Paper Prize to the authors of the best paper on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging, awards the SIAG/IS Early Career Prize to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of imaging science, and maintains a wiki, a member directory, and an electronic mailing list.

Conference Themes

Reconstruction, enhancement, segmentation, analysis, registration, compression, representation, tomography, machine learning and tracking of two and three dimensional images are vital to many areas of science, medicine, and engineering. The increasingly sophisticated mathematical, statistical and computational methods employed in these research areas are referred to as Imaging Science. These techniques include transform and orthogonal series methods, nonlinear optimization, numerical linear algebra, integral equations, partial differential equations, Bayesian and other statistical inverse estimation methods, operator theory, differential geometry, information theory, interpolation and approximation, inverse problems, computer graphics and vision, stochastic processes, and others.


General Co-Chairs:

Scientific Committee:

Organizing Committee:

Important Dates and Deadlines

July 03, 2017 October 01, 2017 Minisymposium proposals
October 08, 2017 November 05, 2017 Contributed Lecture and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts
October 08, 2017 November 05, 2017 Poster Abstracts
April 04, 2018 Early registration deadline
June 05, 2018 June 08, 2018 SIAM IS18 Conference

Invited Presentations

Plenary Presentations

Francis Bach
(Departement d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure Centre de Recherche INRIA de Paris, Paris, France)
Raymond H. Chan
(Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Yonina Eldar
(Department of EE, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Anna Michalak
(Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA, USA)
Christoph Schnörr
(Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Heidelberg, Germany)

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John Bardsley
(Department of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Montana, MT, USA)
Gabriele Facciolo
(Centre de mathématiques et de leurs applications [CMLA] - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France)
Carlo de Franchis and Enric Meinhardt-Llopis
(École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay)
Otmar Scherzer
(Computational Science Center, University of Vienna)

[ more on Minitutorials ]


During the conference the Organizing Committee will assign two special awards to promote and reward new ideas:

IS18 best poster award

IS18 best challenging application award (among posters and mini symposia)

Venue & Hospitality


Piazza verdi

You can find information about Bologna in
Bologna welcome

Aula Magna Santa Lucia

Santa lucia

The first day plenary sessions will take place in
Aula Magna Santa Lucia.

Complesso Belmeloro

Aula belmeloro

Concurrent sessions will take place in
Complesso Belmeloro.


Hotel savoia

Preferred rates with a number of accommodation sites have been negotiated for the Congress.



Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and service organizations that have products to offer to conference attendees are invited to exhibit.

For additional information and exhibit fees, please contact the SIAM-IS18 representative at